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Long-term Workhouse Inmates in Hailsham Union, Sussex, 1861

In 1861, the Poor Law Board published a return of the name every adult pauper who had been a workhouse inmate for a continuous period of five years or more, together with the duration of their residence (in years and months), the reason for it, and whether they had been brought up in a District or separate Workhouse School. It was noted that the term 'District School' had been widely misinterpreted by respondents as meaning any school in the local area, such as a national or private school, and that there was only one instance in the whole report of an inmate actually having been in such a school.

Jane Cox70Idiotno.
Sarah Cornford60Epileptic fitsno.
Thomas Crouch70Rheumatic goutno.
Caroline Funnell150Idiotno.
Elizabeth Follington60Infirmityno.
Elizabeth Grigsby120Epileptic fitsno.
Henry Gander140Unable to work from debilityno.
Naomi Jones240Idiotunion school.
Philadelphia Lambert240Lunaticno.
John Miller120Idiotunion school.
Thomas Pellett120Idiocy caused by epileptic fitsno.
Arthur Page160Imbecile in mindno.

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